Larapinta Trek

We had a wonderful time on our recent 8 day Larapinta Trek. The trip was made all the more enjoyable by the assistance of our guides Adrian and Craig. Their flexibility, steady temperaments, knowledge, friendship, experience, sense of humor and ability in the kitchen took all the difficulties out of our experience. Nothing was too much trouble, and everything that should have happened happened, and happened when it should have. They made the whole experience for us a simple walk in the bush. We could not reccommend them more highly.

Peter Surtees | St Ives, NSW

Best of the Larapinta Trail

This fantastic route along the Larapinta Trail will take in the most spectacular highlights along the 223km track. The camping based trek will allow you more time to explore and soak in the beauty of the Central Australian desert as you traverse the most scenic stages of the Larapinta Trail. Carrying just a day-pack, this walk will delight the wilderness lover and challenge even seasoned walkers. The Larapinta Trail offers one of the greatest desert treks on earth and is a bucket list experience for anyone who enjoys walking holidays. Following the spine of the West MacDonnell range, this extended walk along the Larapinta Trail will take in the sections along the Larapinta Trail that simply cannot be missed. It also provides a more achievable objective for walkers not yet ready for our 14 day Larapinta End to End trip. There will be some demanding stages as you pass over remote ridges and canyons, walking up to 30kms on some days. The group camping gear is transported to each campsite by our professional support crew, freeing walkers to enjoy the diverse desert scenery, revel in the camaraderie of like-minded travellers and focus on achieving your goal.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Transfer Alice Springs to Simpson Gap, walk to Jay Creek
DAY 2 Walk to Standley Chasm
DAY 3 Walk to Birthday Waterhole
DAY 4 Walk to Huge Gorge
DAY 5 Transfer to Ellery Creek, walk to Serpentine Gorge
DAY 6 Walk to Serpentine Chalet
DAY 7 Walk to Ormiston Gorge
DAY 8 Climb Mt Sonder
DAY 9 Ormiston pound walk, return to Alice Springs

traveller reviews

MOST MEMORABLE PART: The three guides that we had made the trip enjoyable (Mick, Deekes and Jordie) as well as the small "team" of participants - four in total.

C. Salter Canberra, Australia

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Trip Code: LA9
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  9 days
Activities:  Trekking 4WD
Next Trip:  26 August 2017
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price: £1,830.00 GBP

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